|coffeehouse_136_Devon_Chaffee1 - Mark Cohen|
THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology mirroring that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First...
Keywords: torture; human rights; Bush; Rumsfeld; Obama
|THE COFFEE HOUSE #148 - Mark Cohen|
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing global...
Keywords: Arts; human rights; footbal; Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney; solar; China; green jobs; poetry; singer-songwriter; corrections; book club